A thematic literature unit : developing children's understanding of culture, cultural identity, and diverse cultural perspectives

Barrington, Charlotte (1998) A thematic literature unit : developing children's understanding of culture, cultural identity, and diverse cultural perspectives. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

In a fast paced technological world, global and multicultural issues are in the forefront of every day life. Children need to develop a more global understanding, acceptance and knowledge of themselves and others. This project explores the use of children's literature to develop the concepts of culture, cultural awareness, cultural identity, and diverse cultural perspectives. A thematic literature unit suitable for eleven to fourteen year olds has been designed to enable children to explore these concepts by reading and responding to a variety of children's literature. The literature serves as a springboard for discussion of these concepts and helps children look at themselves and others in new ways. In this project, the writer describes the process of designing a thematic literature unit with the goal of developing children's global understanding, acceptance and knowledge of themselves and others. This includes the selection of learning outcomes, learning resources, learning experiences and the development of assessment and evaluation tools. Then a framework has been developed to demonstrate the implementation of this thematic literature unit in an elementary classroom.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/5081
Item ID: 5081
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 91-99.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 1998
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Multiculturalism--Study and teaching (Elementary)--Newfoundland and Labrador; Multiculturalism in literature

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